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The Ritz Penzance

Originally known as the flea pit this is the Ritz. This photo was kindly donated by Merlin Cinemas. The Ritz later became Mecca bingo hall and later taken over by Rank Bingo. Today it is in private ownership.

The Ritz Penzance
Halfhidden, Jan 10, 2008
    • stormysip
      D'ont mean to be boring but I agree with Treeve, it was The Regal ( now long gone ) that was called the flea pit, as I remember, I even remember going there as a very young child, mind you my memory aint as good as it used to be, lol
    • welb1931
      The Regal was also known as the "bug house"
    • Phil Westren
      Pure nostalgia - and I seem to remember Charlie Curgenven wore a beret about Penzance - just like me!
    • stormysip
      Ritz ?? Thats crackers !!
    • Hedge Slammer
    • Jonny
      @chriso Hi. It's a while ago that you wrote this, so I doubt this message will find you - but here goes! I am trying to find out about C. Williams Curgenven who was the pianist at the Picturedrome, Penzance, in the 1920s. Could this be the same Charles Curgenven you're referring to here?
    • Jonny
      I'm trying to find out about C. Williams Curgenven who played the piano at the Picturedrome in the 1920s - is this the same person as Charlie Curgenven who played at the Ritz?
    • Jonny
      @Levoh Hello. Sorry to bother you, but I saw your post about Charles Curgenven. I research early film music and I'm trying to find out about Mr Curgenven. I particularly research improvisation by cinema musicians and I believe Mr Curgenven was a fine improviser? If you have a moment to share any memories you have of him I'd be most grateful.
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